Preserving Heritage Through Technology in a City Undergoing Change

Mathias Damgård, Emil Nielsen, Seth van Heijster , Kasper Rodil, Matthias Rehm

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Recent developments in information and communication technology have advanced the connectivity of cities, both in terms of scope and efficiency. The connected nature of a city is one of the key characteristics of the concept of a smart city; a modern city whose urban growth is fueled by technology, infrastructure, and an emphasis on social and educational capital. Such growth affects the physical and social landscape of a city, and both the tangible and intangible heritage of a city is threatened by these changing landscapes. At the same time, new technology brings with it potential new methods for the preservation of a city’s threatened heritage. The present paper aims to place a city’s heritage in the context of a smart city, and how it is affected by such urban development. Using Aalborg in Denmark as a case study, this paper presents a potential way to use recent technological advancements to transfer the preservation of a city’s heritage from its museums to the urban environment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCulture and Computing 2015
PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press
Publication date2015
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-8232-8
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventInternational Conference on Culture and Computing 2015 - Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 17 Oct 201519 Oct 2015


ConferenceInternational Conference on Culture and Computing 2015
LocationKyoto University


  • Intangible Cultural Heritage
  • mobile learning


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